UnionPay acceptance opens up wealthy Asian customers in Ratingen, April 2012. easycash, a company of the Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 ING), allows its clients starting immediately the acceptance of credit and debit cards of the UnionPay cards organization. UnionPay is the most popular card in Chinese tourists and businessmen visiting Germany in ever greater numbers. The cooperation with UnionPay is an another module that demonstrates easy cash’s claim to offer all services for cashless payment transfers from one source,”stressed Marc Birkner, Managing Director of easycash GmbH. UnionPay is the world’s largest and fastest-growing Kartenscheme. Now tourists from China generate sales in this country and our customers can benefit from now.” Germany benefits from China’s new desire to travel Germany is booming in the country of the Center, not only as a trade partner: in recent years, tourism from China recorded the biggest percentage growth in comparison to other Nations. And the purchase of high-priced souvenirs for the folks back home is required for visitors.
“The average turnover on the purchase of watches, jewelry, fashion and other quality goods made in Germany” EUR according to current statistics of GlobalBlue around 510,-. Just dealers in the major cities frequented by the tour groups and tourist centres such as Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart will benefit from the acceptance of the UnionPay cards. Many members of tour groups have only credit and debit cards other means of payment often do not wear them to. With the addition of the service portfolio to the acceptance of UnionPay cards, the easycash GmbH now ensures that merchants and service providers can not lose these sales and simply pay the visitors from the land of smiles with their card. UnionPay: superlative UnionPay cards organization is the largest card organization in the world with around 2.8 billion cards issued.
Statistically speaking approximately 30% of all worldwide issued credit and debit cards carry the UnionPay logo. By comparison, VISA ranks with 28.3% in second place. Further information: easycash GmbH marketing/communications Nicole Ohagen Tel. + 49-2102/973-314 fax + 49-2102/973-226 E-Mail: grintsch communications GmbH & co. KG Arne Trapp Tel. 70 63-54 fax 70 63-50 E-Mail: Internet on easycash and easycash loyalty solutions easycash and easycash loyalty solutions are part of the international Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 ING), a leading provider of payment solutions. As a payment institution (“payment institution”) the easycash GmbH enables customers to participate in the electronic payments across Europe. A total of 530 staff trade, gastronomy and financial industry can provide comprehensive payment services including various innovative value creation opportunities in six European locations. Germany is easycash leading card payment provider and serves 92,000 dealers with 283.000 terminals. 2011, the settled payment transactions in Germany amounted to over 1.25 billion transactions. easycash loyalty solutions GmbH is the German market leader for card-based customer loyalty and gift voucher solutions, which are equipped also with payment and credit card functions. The sister company of easycash GmbH maintains a variety of diverse programs and processed 2010 35 million payment and bonus transactions throughout Europe. The Hamburg company’s 75 employees serve more than 26 million customer accounts.